7.17.2008

strength in rest

"For thus said the Lord God, the Holy One of Israel,
' In returning and rest you shall be saved,
in quietness and in trust shall be your strength...' "
{is. 30.15}
In June a friend emailed this verse to me. It is so helpful! When I'm tempted to worry about upcoming job changes--"in TRUST shall be your strength." When I'm tempted to demand an answer or direction from God in my timing--"QUIETNESS {humility}" And when I sinfully take matters into my own hands and start trying to "do" something; I'm convicted by "REST". How patient He is! He is faithful to bring back my constantly wandering heart. Back to resting in His sovereignty. What a good place to be. There truly is strength and joy there. I know no matter what comes to me, it is from my Father's hand.
"...for you have been my help, and
in the shadow of your wings I will sing for joy."
(ps. 63.7)

4 comments:

LeeMac said...

INDEED!

a voice in the desert... said...

wow, that's so good! I need to remember that verse more frequently as well : )

LeeMac said...

Who is "A voice in the desert"? Is that one of your friends in wales or something?

Devious said...

I have no idea, I want to find out...